Films & Other Videos
Films with: Colomb de Daunant, Denys
- Crin Blanc le cheval sauvage = White mane /
- In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, can tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, as the two go looking for the freedom that the world of men won't allow them.
- DVD 8269
- Resisting paradise
- In 1999, Barbara Hammer had gone to study the light and landscapes of southern France. Cassis in the south of France provided the light and landscape that inspired some of the lushest paintings of the modern era; it also became a point of departure for Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Wartime letters between painters Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse are contrasted with the role played in the Resistance by Matisse's wife and daughter. Hammer discovers the stories of heroic municipal workers who forged identity cards for Jews and antifascists such as Lisa Fittko who helped Walter Benjamin in his attempt to escape over the Pyrenees. Hammer employs staccato rhythms of light and shadow and multiple formats, including digital video, 8mm, 9mm, and 16mm, glass negatives, found photographs, reverse painting, and archival footage.
- DVD 5236